News for Monday, June 21, 2010


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Construction done on south Gwinnett sewage pipeline

A tunnel underneath southern Gwinnett is complete, and sewage could soon travel through the rock.

Man struck, killed crossing Peachtree Industrial

A Doraville man was struck by a pickup truck on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross early Sunday morning, dying on the scene.

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A new view: Stone Mountain Park offers VIP terrace seating

When Bill and Margaret Cartwright arrived at Stone Mountain Park on Friday to watch the Lasershow Spectacular, nieces and nephews in tow, each had a reserved seat waiting on the Virginia Terrace.Photo slide show inside

4-year-old drowns in local pool

The tragic Father's Day drowning of a 4-year-old girl is another grim reminder of pool safety, officials say.

Gas prices on the rise

Motorists heading out for the long July 4th weekend nationwide will find that filling up the family car is getting more costly, and Gwinnettians are no exception.

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Duluth man arrested after allegedly vandalizing City Hall

A Duluth man apparently disgruntled because of a recent fine was arrested Sunday after allegedly spray painting messages directly disparaging a police officer on the outside of Duluth City Hall.

4 local students get scholarships to study in Germany

Four Gwinnett students are preparing to spend the next year in Germany.

Gwinnett fugitive found in closet

Authorities in Bibb County said a fugitive they found hiding in a closet has been returned to the Gwinnett County jail.

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Tornado rips roof off arena

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Billings city and Yellowstone County officials declared a state of emergency Monday, a day after the largest tornado to hit the city in more than 50 years peeled the roof off of a sports arena, causing millions of dollars in damage.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Anna Nicole Smith judge urges new police probe

MIAMI -- The flamboyant judge brought to fame in the fight over Anna Nicole Smith's remains said he believes someone is guilty of manslaughter in the starlet's death and second-guesses his own decision over where she is buried in a book to be released today.

Board OKs tax increase

The Rockdale County Board of Education approved a budget that includes a 2-mill tax increase and more than $10.2 million in budget cuts. During the monthly meeting on Thursday, the school board approved the adoption of the budget for the 2010-11 school year.

NATION IN BRIEF: Police: Dallas chief's son kills cop, other man

LANCASTER, Texas -- Investigators in Texas said the 27-year-old son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown is believed to have been the shooter in the death of a suburban police officer and another man.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Iraqi electricity head resigns over shortages

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's electricity minister resigned Monday in the face of angry protests over the lack of power despite years of promises that the situation would improve.

Mill Creek wins Maloof tourney

ATLANTA -- Despite missing two of its top receivers, the Mill Creek football team won the 16-team George B. Maloof Passing Tournament this past weekend with a perfect record in Saturday's four games.

MUST READ: New hominid moves back date of walking upright

WASHINGTON -- Scientists may have found the great, great, great, etc., grandfather of the famous fossil Lucy.

Green signs Blue Jays deal

Nick Green's nomadic major league baseball career has added another stop. The former Duluth standout signed a free-agent, major-league contract over the weekend with the Toronto Blue Jays, his seventh team since debuting with the hometown Atlanta Braves in 2004.

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Dream provide community event at GAC

NORCROSS -- Atlanta's first WNBA organization, the Atlanta Dream, gave back to the Gwinnett community on Monday night when the team hosted their "Take the Show on the Road" event at Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Berkmar football hires Sanks

Jonathan Sanks was announced Monday as the new head football coach at Berkmar, moving over from DeKalb County where he had spent the bulk of his young coaching career. He has been the head coach at Towers the past two seasons.

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South's Muldrow picks USC

Given his size, athleticism and versatility and the fact he held scholarship offers from at least nine Division I college programs, finding a home would seem to have been a major task for Edward Muldrow. However, the rising senior at South Gwinnett believes he has found that home in both respects after giving a verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina over the weekend.

Sr. Team Ga. gets its turn

Seven players from Gwinnett County and surrounding areas will be among the 20-member Senior Team Georgia competing against seven other teams at the newly christened Heartland Baseball Classic, which begins play today and runs through Saturday in Norman, Okla.

Glaus at center of Braves' resurgence

Ask around the Atlanta clubhouse who's most responsible for the surge, and Troy Glaus is the consensus answer. Nobody, including Glaus, imagined a few weeks ago that he would lead the National League in RBIs or that Atlanta would have the NL's best record.

Bond set for woman in Georgia governor's intern death

ATLANTA -- Bond was set at $100,000 for a woman charged in a midtown Atlanta auto crash that killed a 24-year-old intern on the Georgia governor's staff.

Child drowns in Lawrenceville pool

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 4-year-old girl drowned in a Father's Day tragedy, while visiting a pool with her father and sibling.

South's Muldrow picks USC

Given his size, athleticism and versatility and the fact he held scholarship offers from at least nine Division I college programs, finding a home would seem to have been a major task for Edward Muldrow.

G-Braves' bats stay hot in win

LAWRENCEVILLE — After finally breaking out of their offensive slump in Sunday’s series finale against Syracuse, the Gwinnett Braves struck early and often in Monday’s series opener against another team from upstate New York.

NATION IN BRIEF: Police: Dallas chief's son kills cop, other man

Police: Dallas chief’s son kills cop, other man

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Perdue leads South American trade mission

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is leading a trade mission to South America.

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Manute Bol, NBA player-humanitarian, dies at 47

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.Guest Book and more photos inside story

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NASCAR pioneer Raymond Parks dies at 96

ATLANTA -- Raymond Parks, owner of NASCAR's first championship winning car and an integral part of the series' formation, has died. He was 96.